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Sr. Tax Administrator

The Global Client Tax Service Group is responsible for preparing tax products including 1041's for trusts and estates and 1099's for agencies and IRA's. Conducts training classes and represents the bank on audits and client meetings. May review high risk tax products prepared by others. Also, consults with clients, partners, attorneys, accountants and taxing authorities.
Major Duties:
1. Prepares and consults on tax products, compliance issues, and planning and research projects.
2. Assist in developing of department policies and procedures based on knowledge of industry best practices, the regulatory environment, client expectations and evolving trends.
3. Prepares tax products in compliance with tax applicable laws.
4. Manages an account load requiring preparation, review of transactions, review of trust documents an processing of Forms 1041, 1099 (B, INT, MISC, R) and 5498.
5. Interacts with internal/external sources including assisting with client communication and addressing client inquiries that deal with complex tax and accounting issues.
6. Provides solutions to complex tax-related problems. These solutions often require significant knowledge of accounting and tax conventions, as well as quantitative analysis.
Knowledge and Skills:
Must possess knowledge of one or more tax areas with extensive knowledge in fiduciary tax
Strong interpersonal skills required
Strong research, as well as written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently, while simultaneously being able to forge productive team relationships
Intellectual curiosity, initiative, personal organization, motivation, maturity and ownership of one's work
Strong problem solving skills
Personal leadership qualities, including an ability to influence without authority, drive change and accomplish challenging goals
5-7 years of related tax experience with at least 5 years of fiduciary tax experience
CPA and/or MST candidates are highly desirable
Experience with tax provisions and compliance software such as Thomson Reuters OneSource or CCH ProSystem fx Tax is a plus
Experience in IRS audits is a plus
For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 18,100 employees globally. We serve the world's most-sophisticated clients ? from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.
We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.
As of June 30, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:
$135 billion in banking assets
$8.1 trillion in assets under custody
$10.7 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$1.1 trillion in assets under management

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